Famously high-end cable-maker Monster has announced that it is shipping its iSoniCast Wireless Audio Bridge for iPod, enabling users to push music from their iPod to their home stereo without connecting cables or (notably) batteries. The iSoniCast uses the iPod itself to control music playback.
“The Monster iSoniCast isn’t just the easiest wireless iPod-to-stereo link to hookup and use,” said “Head Monster” Noel Lee in a statement, “it’s the ultimate solution for wireless iPod playback on a home audio system.”
The iSoniCast Wireless Audio Bridge is a two piece system: a base station that connects to a home stereo system using RCA cables, and a separate wireless module that connect to an iPod’s dock connector and uses a proprietary 2.4 GHz radio technology to beam music back to the base station. Monster says the system’s intelligent frequency hopping means it can sustain 4 Gbps streaming without interfering with other 2.4 GHz technologies like some cordless phones and Wi-Fi solutions. The transmitter powers off the iPod’s internal battery when in use—Monster says it supports “extended listening.”
The iSoniCast Wireless Audio Bridge is available now at a suggested retail price of $99.